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Sarah Wilson has rejected her own advice, we should too

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This week, I Quit Sugar author Sarah Wilson announced that she has returned to sugar. The wellness guru and founder of the I Quit Sugar program, and the I Quit Sugar online community, is no longer taking her own advice.

Wilson, who is promoting her latest book First We Make the Beast Beautiful, told the Daily Mail website that she now loves "freaking people out by eating cake", and that she eats chocolate and drinks wine "every day".

Off again, on again sugar commentator, Sarah Wilson.Credit:James Brickwood

Now, I applaud anyone who forgoes restrictive eating and moves on to a more sensible, inclusive diet. There are innumerable articles about the dangers of restrictive diets , and plenty of research about the toxicity of diet culture. A diet heavy in sugar is certainly bad for you, but there is no evidence that quitting all sugar – even fructose, as required by the I Quit Sugar program – is medically necessary for health and well-being.

We shouldn’t criticise Wilson for changing paths. There is traditionally a backlash........

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